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ibuber
Level 2

Hi,

 

I've recently moved house, so I now have FTTC. I still have my old archer 1600 router/modem and still waiting for my NBN Connection Box to arrive (didn't have one). I've also got Google Nest Mesh WiFi (router + 2 points), so my question is:

Do I need to connect the NBN Connection Box => Archer => Google Nest Wifi Router

OR

Can I just connect the NBN Connection box to Google Nest Wifi and completely ditch the Archer?

 

Just want to get rid of extra device redundancy.

 

Thanks in advance,

-ilya 

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david64
Level 13

Hi @ibuber . Easiest thing might be to change to BYO router data-only plan (no VOIP service). This doesn't use VLAN ID. The Google would just connect to the NBN box.

Otherwise, the VR1600 needs to be put into bridge mode, but I don't know how the put the ethernet WAN interface into bridge mode. Easy enough to put the DSL (RJ11) interface into bridge mode.

You could replace the VR1600 with a smart switch which would handle vlan tagging to NBN box and standard ethernet to the Google.

Options for VLAN tagging and Google devices.

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9798157?hl=en-AU

 

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david64
Level 13

Hi @ibuber . Easiest thing might be to change to BYO router data-only plan (no VOIP service). This doesn't use VLAN ID. The Google would just connect to the NBN box.

Otherwise, the VR1600 needs to be put into bridge mode, but I don't know how the put the ethernet WAN interface into bridge mode. Easy enough to put the DSL (RJ11) interface into bridge mode.

You could replace the VR1600 with a smart switch which would handle vlan tagging to NBN box and standard ethernet to the Google.

Options for VLAN tagging and Google devices.

https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9798157?hl=en-AU

 

ibuber
Level 2

Thanks! Will try that!